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OutsmartYourShelf
The Curse of Penryth Hall | Jess Armstrong
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After losing her family in the sinking of the 'Lusitania', American heiress Ruby Vaughn has made a life for herself in Exeter, England running a rare bookstore alongside Mr Owen, her octogenarian employer. When Mr Owen asks her to deliver a box of books to a Cornish village, Ruby finds herself back in the one place she swore she‘d never return to. (continued)

OutsmartYourShelf Her once closest friend, Tamsyn, married Sir Edward Chenowyth after the end of the Great War & Ruby has not seen her since. The Chenowyth's family seat is Penryth Hall in Cornwall & after a chance meeting, Tamsyn asks Ruby to stay with them whilst she is in the area. All plans are upset though as next morning, Sir Edward is found dead & Penryth‘s bells ring for the first time in thirty years. Has the Penryth curse returned & who will be next? 15h
OutsmartYourShelf Overall - enjoyable storyline, lovely cover, but feels a little anachronistic to the time period setting. 3.5🌟

My thanks to #NetGalley & publisher, Allison & Busby, for the opportunity to read an ARC.

Full Review: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/6496733682
Read 18th - 20th June 2024

#ReadAway2024 @Andrew65 @DieAReader @GHABI4ROSES
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DieAReader 🥳Great! 8h
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candc320
Let Him in | William Friend
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Perfect word for this book: creepy! I‘m still not positive about what was really happening. Did the twins make friends with some sort of demon? Were they just grieving their mother and confused about comments the adults around them said? Regardless weird stuff happened in that house and to this family and it was all very unsettling! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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SLibrarian5
Dark Companion | Marta Acosta
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You ever pick up a book and it drives you insane, but you still want to see what happens? This was it. The ending was very tidy and too many things happened at the end. Lucky was the worse and then his behavior was just excused. The main character could be either naive or have deep musings, nothing in between. But it broke me out of a three month reading slump, so there is that.

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JamieArc
O Caledonia | Elspeth Barker
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The tornado sirens went off. The sky turned so very grey and windy. My dog is cuddled on my lap. It was the perfect setting to receive back my gothic novel #LMPBC book. Thanks for the treat, @JackOBotts and I‘m excited to flip through and read all your thoughts!

JamieArc @KateReadsYA I‘m finally getting into Slewfoot after 100 pages so I anticipate finishing it this weekend! 1d
vivastory Stay safe! 1d
JackOBotts Enjoy the Fruit Snacks…🤣 I was trying to shoot for something that would‘ve made Janet‘s childhood a smidge happier/brighter. Stay safe! 1d
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Ddzmini
One Dark Window | Rachel Gillig
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This is my reading line up it happens when I‘m reading a book and think of another book I want to read so I switch to that book and then the next thing you know is you have four books your reading at the same time 👀🤪📚📖

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Bookwomble
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Lucius Books, York, is a lovely place to visit, but I can't afford to shop there 🫰💰
Naturally, I expected this first edition set of Mervyn Peake's Gormenghast books to be the £1000 they were asking, but I saw items I know I could get for a couple of quid going for ten times as much in Lucius.
I wouldn't wish to put anyone off visiting - it is a very nice shop with excellent stock - but check your savings if you're going!

The_Book_Ninja Similar thing going on in 2nd hand record stores…they just try their luck 😔 1d
vivastory I remember years ago that there was a pre-owned out of print book being sold on amazon for several hundred dollars & the publisher who had the rights was giving away pdf copies. I made a comment w/ the info on amazon letting people know where to get the book lol 1d
Bookwomble @The_Book_Ninja @vivastory If I had £1000 to spare, I would absolutely have bought those books! I'm not generally bothered about first editions, but Mervyn Peake is on the same pedestal as Tolkien for me, so I'd love these. But, I'm a book hoarder rather than a collector, so I do baulk at the prices in many antiquarian shops. 1d
The_Book_Ninja @Bookwomble I don‘t know if I hoard OR collect. I have doubles of the same book. One I read and one that is aesthetically pleasing…mostly old sci-fi. I‘m sure that‘s not unique though 19h
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One Dark Window | Rachel Gillig
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The Hunchback of Notre-Dame | Victor Hugo, Frederic Shoberl
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The man to whom it had belonged had therefore come there of himself and died there. When they tried to detach this skeleton from the one it embraced, it crumbled to dust.
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